Almiraz Diaper Cake No.2

This diaper cake is made with love for my sister in law who is due in June. She's expecting her first born who is a boy. I made a yellow and brown themed diaper cake for her.

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I stuffed inside 1 GAP shirt, 1 barut, a box of Avent teats, a pair of booties and mittens, maybe about 18 diapers (I can't remember, bad memory), 1 body suit, 1 bib, 1 blanket, a pair of socks, a baby rattle toy, a pair of shoes and a Lamaze toy.

DSC_0014 Brown shoes

Hope you like it sis!

Le Chouette Macaron

Have you heard of this macarons? Ok ok, I'm really not a fan of macarons…..you can read about my opinions on macarons at Macarons Harrods KLCC and Qoo and Delectables Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. So, tak beriya sangat la. But in order to brightened up parties, ada macarons sikit pun ok jugak kan?...So I tried this one. Super sweet and superb packaging and branding. I bought 2 square packs for a baby shower which I organised.. A pack of square box of 16 macarons is RM55. Ok mahal.....tapi, suka sangat tengok the colours, not to mention the chouette. Very cute!

DSC_0020 Le Chouette Macaron packaging

DSC_0023 Le Chouette Macaron – Ocean Blue square pack RM55

DSC_0018 Le Chouette Macaron May Offerings – Square box RM55

This is taken from the FB page:

May OfferingsLe Chouette Macaron May Offerings 

There are many other choices. You can browse their FB page and the owner’s blog whenever you like.

You can visit the FB page here
and the owner's blog here
Have a great eye candy day!

Dinner in Kokopelli Traveller’s Bistro

We had a wholesome dinner last week courtesy of my little brother who successfully got a new job. Coincidently pulak Mother’s Day, nak kata celebrate, kitorang tak celebrate pun sebab Haram kan….heheh…anyway, yang overnya sebab nak makan free…heheheh….so we went to Kokopelli Traveller’s Bistro in PJ.

DSC_0043 Kokopelli cupcake table number stand

traffic lite and iced chocolate-horz Left: Traffic RM9.90 (A combination of fresh apple and orange juice) Right: Iced chocolate with whipped cream RM8.90

fly me to the moon-horz Left: Fly me to the moon RM8.90 Right: Watermelon juice RM7.90

IMG_2001 Teh Tarik RM3.90 and Sole Arte Mineral Water RM12 per bottle

DSC_0060 Classic Mushroom Soup RM12.90 (mushroom soup in chicken and beef broth)

Mushroom soup is quite soupy, not so thick like the one I had in The Loaf (read about Lunch at The Loaf, Pavilion KL) but the Focaccia toast is awesome!…Lembut dan sedap giler….

DSC_0072 Ni peminat soup – tengok je lah sampai hirup-hirup

DSC_0058 Focaccia Garlic Toast RM5.90

DSC_0066 Pan fried Salmon with Lemon Butter RM34.90 (sedap!)

DSC_0067 Pasta Gambarelli RM25.90 (Fettucine, sauteed prawns cooked with Classic Marinara sauce and Bachamel sauce. Topped with chilli flakes and grated cheese)

Haa pasta ni sedap, tak macm pasta lain. I’m not a pasta lover but I can definitely finish this if I order it….rasa dia tak macam pasta lain…maybe sebab chilli flakes kot…

Yang koey teow dia pun not bad…sedap macam kat Madam Kwan’s….

DSC_0065 Kokopelli Signature Fried Koey Teow RM10.90

Tapi koey teow soup dia tak berapa sangat sebab my uncle cakap rasa banyk halia. The owner substituted it with a fried koey teow after we told him about it. The owner, En. Arif said that their policy is to give the best to customers, so kalau rasa tak puas hati, sila komplen nanti they will think of something to ensure that you don’t leave disappointed.

DSC_0071 Koey Teow Noodle Soup RM10.90

Hehehe….this is my order:

DSC_0085 Kokopelli Club Burger RM28.90

Sedap gile burger ni tapi malangnya I dah kenyang sangat-sangat sebab banyak minum air and rasa makanan orang lain, plus, I don’t eat so much for dinner. ..nampak menyelerakan kan?

DSC_0087 Fries in a cup – Makanan Amar malam tu…sikit punya banyak dia makan…

DSC_0056 Apa pandang-pandang? Saya nak makan fries nih

Lets look at the deco pulak:

DSC_0081 Dessert display and cashier

DSC_0112 Kokopelli from outside

DSC_0107 Siap ada buku Kokopelli- jangan main-main

Kokopelli ni is house-turned restaurant (alaa macam yang kat Bangsar tu) so lantai dia memang tile zaman dolu-dolu and deco pun agak vintage. A lot of ol skool collection. Reminds me of my school days.

Last but not least, our dessert, creme brulee…..sedapnya makkkk!!!….ok, ni lagi sedap dari Italiannies….maybe sebab bekas dia kecik so sebab tu tak puas kot….

DSC_0105 Kokopelli Creme Brulee

As a souvenir, I bought batu seremban saja-saja. The colour is striking and I love it!

IMG_1973 Batu seremban bought in Kokopelli RM5

So, apa lagi, sila lah menjamu selera di Kokopelli Travellor’s Bistro. Dah recognised by Nona and Timeout. It’s just in front of Jaya 32 Square. Just Google map je, the address is:

4, Section 14/46 56300 Petaling Jaya

Call 03-7956 7505 for reservations.

Atuk! Atuk! Atuk!

Amar is learning more words from all of us at home, he has widen his vocabulary to air (water), bai (as in bye-bye) and many other words that he picked up and shortened it like pok (keropok= crackers), pak (nampak=see), nak tu (I want this...while pointing at err.....basically he wants to feed) and jap (kejap=wait a minute).

I think the first word that Amar learnt was Atuk (grand dad) because Amar spends most of his time with my dad at home and everyday I heard my dad teaching him to say atuk. At that time, Amar langsung tak keluar suara lagi pun (less than 1 year old). Amar's pronounciation is slightly different from us, it's like a bit slanged, well, his slang anyway….cer dengar dia sebut jap…

Atuk! Atuk! Atuk!

So basically he gets the idea that atuk refers to an old man. Now, bila dia tengok gambar agong kat tv jer dia cakap atuk! atuk! atuk!...wah!!...kalau itulah atuk, I won't be working sayang!!!....everytime dia cakap macam tu, pasti ada remark from any of us that 'we would be doing something else from what we are doing right now IF that is our atuk...man, talk about berangan.......

Another one is whenever the old man who cheered for football in the Euro 2012 advertisement keluar pun dia cakap atuk! atuk! atuk!...

But the point is, he knows how to associate the word that he learnt with his sorroundings, it's not just atuk but all old man is atuk to him.

P/S: He has yet to say the word 'ibu'. Itulah, I tak ajar dia dari dulu....

Almiraz Diaper Cake No. 1

So, if you have been reading my blog, you know that I sucked at baking, for example in this entry Cake Pops Tragedy where I didn’t successfully make cake pops as how I have imagined. Thus, I have ventured into making diaper cakes instead. Haaa…yang ni baru ok sikit…(kek tipu bolehla kau nak buat kan…).

Diaper Cake 1 Red and Pink Diaper Cake for baby girl

Amacam?…ok tak?…..boleh jual tak?….alaaa takleh buat bizness aaa…you all mesti boleh buat punya, asalkan ada minat….This one I made for my hubby’s friend (wife dia baru dapat baby girl so kitorang gi visit last weekend)….tapi, yang ni simple je sebab satu tier je (eh tier tier macam accounting framework lak…oopss tercakap pasal kerja lak..)….I ada buat a few lagi tapi nanti I tunjuk…

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Cakap pasal kos, memang sesuai la that diaper cakes yang ada kat market ni cost around RM100 above kan?…logik la tu…barang-barang mahal especially kalau ada plush toys Lamaze tu…memang sah mahal….lagi-lagi nak yang branded-branded Mothercare bagai…takleh nak komplen ah…

Nevertheless, I enjoy making this diaper cake, although tak setanding pro..hehehheh….oleh itu, hari ini mak dah ada label baru i.e. Diaper Cake…hehehhehe..

Flashback: Working in City Stadium

Wah! Haritu City menang EPL 2011-2012 after 44 years!. Masa ni lah nak keluarkan entry ni....jeng jeng jeng....(macamla ada org minat nak baca).....

Anyway, just nak share pengalaman masa bekerja di MCFC dolu-dulu….haritu I dah citer pengalaman bekerja kat United …..

I used to work in MCFC as a steward. With only 45 pounds per match, I dragged my feet to get to work so that I can afford to shop for clothes and travel [that time Topshop and Miss Selfridge were my favourite]. I had to take a bus to get there unlike Old Trafford Stadium where I could just walk.

A bit about City of Manchester Stadium. It was built for 2002 Commonwealth Games (I tak sempat sebab was there post 2002). Hence, after the games, the stadium was given to MCFC so that it is not under utilised.

Ok, back to my job, as a steward, I had to be there 2 hours before the football match starts. Before each match, we will be briefed by our supervisor and location preference. I always chose to be at the parameter because I was not interested at all to watch the match. I was like so near to the players but yet so far because I had to face the spectators, not the football field. Halfway match macam boleh mati kesejukan sebab kaki really sejukkk!!!...and normally I can't feel my nose and toes. Can you imagine out in the cold for at least 5 hours?...Bila habis match mesti lari2 towards the bus because (1) to catch the bus (2) kasi keluar peluh (3) nak heater!!!...crazy..

000022 With my supervisor – can’t remember his name dah

Once, during a Derby match, I saw Christiano Ronaldo dribbling the ball but I had to turn back to spectators (takut supervisor nampak). Mesti you all tertanya kan, if I face spectators, then apa yang I jaga sebenarnya?...Haaa...my job was to see if there's anyone who is either smoking/bringing food to the stadium. Then I have to ask them to go back in. Generally, mat saleh ni cool and tak langgar peraturan la...and generally City fans lebih berhemah dari United fans...ni pendapat I la...

Sometimes if I didn't want to work under MCFC, I will work with Lindley Catering (selling food and drinks to spectators). This is tiring if you compare it with stewarding because even though I get to eat for free and not feeling cold all the time, I had to clean up the kitchen and close the register so that means nanti I lambat balik....(takleh kejar bas..kena tunggu bas pulak...). Plus, tak dapat nak feel the atmosphere outside.

000052 Ni kalau keje Lindley – uniform kena pulangkan sebab kotor – eh sempat pulak mak bergambar…rasanya ni last day keje kot…tu yang amik gambar tu)

Nevertheless, I enjoyed both work as they give different experience and feeling.

Nasi Lemak Ameer Ehsan

Have you tried this nasi lemak?....Seriously, there's nothing special about this nasi lemak, in terms of its taste. Rasa nasi lemak ni biasa je macam nasi lemak lain, but after 5 years I have been eating this nasi lemak; on weekends normally, I rasa nasi ni sedap pulak. The first few months memang tak bleh blah tak suka sangat tapi lama-kelamaan ok pulak. It has now become an acquired taste food. Not everyone can appreciate nasi lemak ni.

IMG_1929 Nasi Lemak Ameer Ehsan

If you happen to go Taman Maluri or moving along Jalan Cochrane, you will not miss Restoran Ameer Ehsan. It's just at the corner of the road, opposite Hong Leong Bank (I think)…

IMG_1928 Percubaan mengambil gambar Restoran Ameer Ehsan

The restaurant is known for its hills of nasi lemak.....like this picture:

IMG_1926 Bukit nasi lemak

Now, my son Amir pun dah start suka nasi lemak ni. I had this every weekend when I was pregnant with Amar.

Mothercare Meet You In Wonderland 2012

Last Sunday we went to Mothercare KLCC for some fun and exciting activities for kiddos. Mothercare had a 'Meet You In Wonderland' party in conjunction with their 25th Anniversary. Amir was super excited when he heard about it. I think since he started schooling, he became more participative, excited with things and has lots of positive vibes (apart from I-can't-wake-up-in-the-morning drama). Since we came in the morning, the place was not so crowded with people yet. In order to participate in their games and activities, I had to purchase any amount. I spent RM70 on 2 bottles of paint for Amir and wooden letters for Amar (but actually I have a side plan for the wooden letters)...

mothercare meet you in wonderlandMothercare meet You In Wonderland poster – taken from Mothercare FB page

First, Amir did some sand art at the Sand Art Station. Just look at his blue dolphins in a green ocean!.........

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After that he tried his luck at the Quoits Ring A Toss Station. He scored 1 out of 3 and won a small package. Not bad lah...Ada budak perempuan tu won a very big toy....I supposed she's lucky that day.

IMG_1916 Abang with his small prize

Next, we queued at the Face Painting Station. Queue lama jugakla sampai ada makcik ni nak potong queue. Nasib baik pekerja Mothercare tu observant. There was only one artist so it took her quite some time to paint the kid's face one after another. Amir had Batman on his face and he loved it!

IMG_1933 Amir having his face painting done. btw snow white sebelah dia tu cute

IMG_1912 Amir the Batman

While waiting for him, I brought Amar out of his stroller for a conteng2 session at the Crown and Magic Wand Station. Baru setahun setengah dia dah pro pegang pen heh...ni sebab ibu dia guna pen/pencil (selain phone) to distract him from 'tidying' up the room....suka sangat sepahkan toys k....

IMG_1931 Amar tengah mewarna

IMG_1930 One pose for Ibu, with crown

While doing that, there was a kids fashion show happening in the store. I didn't really manage to see it coz was pre-occupied with Amar most of the time. I can't imagine myself losing him in the crowd. Never.

I think this is a good outing for my kids because they actually had fun. Takde lah terperap je kat rumah kan.......as long as they are happy....Ibunya pun excited jugak...suka benda-benda camni...abah pulak ikut jer....

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